Zenbo Seinei, Hyōgo
Best for: holistic wellness
It's all about the views at this forest canopy-brushing meditation retreat. Located in Hyōgo prefecture on Awaji Island, Zenbo Seinei was imagined by the talented Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban. Picture an off-grid oasis of 18 temple lodgings, where huge windows frame epic vistas of the green forest blanket below, and a 100m-long sky deck (prepped for yoga classes and meditation sessions) offers 360-degree views of the rolling hills that cocoon the property. Interiors, meanwhile, look like something straight out of a Muji catalogue: prepare to sip matcha in your minimalist, all-wood bedroom, take time out in calming communal spaces and slip into the therapeutic waters of the on-site onsen. Hungry? There's an in-house restaurant serving fresh plant-based cuisine, with all dishes inspired by the four seasons and crafted without using any sugar, oil or dairy - detox, incoming.
2594-5 Aza-Banaka, Kusumoto, Awaji City, 656-2301 Hyōgo